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Category: Indonesia

Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Day Seven of Underwater Photo Challenge There are several different species of ghost pipefish, however, the most common I encountered during scuba diving is the ornate ghost pipefish. The ornate […]

Sea View

Day Seven of April Landscape Photo Challenge It would be nice if it were my view today or in the next coming weeks..

Urban Landscape Pictures from Five Cities

Day Five of April Landscape Photo Challenge Let’s see if you are familiar with the following cities’ urban landscape. Chicago A city of 2.7 million population located next to Lake […]

Balinese Day of Silence and Self Reflection

Marking the start of Hindu Balinese “Saka” Year, Balinese honour the first day of the new year, Hari Nyepi, by reserving themselves for self-reflections in silent. All business activities are […]

Sunday Sunset in Sumba Island

A couple months ago, I had an opportunity to visit Sumba Island (Indonesia), a small island lies to the east of Bali. The Island is one of the Lesser Sunda […]

A Face in the Crowd

Jakarta (Indonesia) is my hometown. It is a city with 10.4 million people and 3.7 percent of them are living in poverty. Its nickname, the Big Durian, originated from a stinky fruit, a favorite fruit to many Jakartans.

Ambon: Rising after Sectarian Conflicts

The sunset was beautifully reflected through the sea water of Ambon Bay (Maluku Province, Indonesia). It shone brightly in the dark, accompanied by a faint adhan sound (Islamic call to […]

Ambon Bay, the Ultimate Dive in Maluku

ADVERTORIAL POST “Rhinopias!” shouted by us at the same time when our dive guide asked what we wanted to see most in Ambon Bay (Maluku, Indonesia). We, scuba divers, are […]

Ambon Diving: Haruku Island

  Haruku Island is just next to Pombo Island, Maluku (Indonesia). The Island used to be a place for labor camps for Prisoners of War (POW) during the Japanese colonialization […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today (February 8th) is the first day of Chinese New Year, celebrated in several countries in Asia region. Indonesia is one of the countries in the region that also celebrates […]

Ambon Diving: Pombo Island

Ambon is the capital city of Maluku Province (Indonesia) and located on Ambon Island. Maluku has gained its popularity in scuba diving industry after several diving companies shifted its diving destination […]

Banca and Jukung Boats

The Banca boat is a double-outrigger canoe in the Philippines. It is traditionally used by the fishermen, and lately, the scuba diving centers use the boat as their main transport for […]

Top Diving Destinations in Indonesia

Indonesia is huge, and as the largest archipelago country in the world, it is not easy to choose which island to visit especially when we have limited vacation time.  This […]